Thursday, December 13, 2007

Attention World: Powderburn needs your help

In order for Powderburn to advance to Round 6 of the Bodog Million Dollar Record Contract Contest, we need everyone to vote. You can vote once per day for one week so let's get nuts and show em that Powderburn fans mean business! Only the band with the most votes will win.

To vote go to:

(Votes are accepted once a day from 12/13-12/21)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Powderburn advances to Round 5 of Bodog Battle

Powderburn is currently involved in competition for a 1 million dollar recording contract hosted by Bodog Music.

The band has advanced to Stage 5 which is happening on 12/12/07. So once again we need your support. How do you help? Purchase a ticket from Powderburn. The bands who sell the most tickets will most likely move to the next stage. Even if you're not sure if you can make it, the band will still get credit whether you show up or not. Tickets will be available at the 12/5 show and online.

To purchase tickets go to:

In addition this will be the last Powderburn show of 2007. Come on out, show your support, and see a surprise peek at what's to come in 2008. Just remember, if you going to come, please purchase a ticket from the band rather than at the door.

Wednesday, December 12th
Spiros 611 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-4272

Doors at 7pm

All Ages Welcome!

For more info on the contest check out:

Regarding the lineup change. . . .

Hey fans and friends,

I just wanted to clarify a few points with the last blog that maybe got left out. . . . writing that press release was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, so let me take some time and reinforce Powderburn's position in all this.

Firstly, Josh is and will still be one of our very good friends - this is all amicable and we truly do respect his decision. I know every band that hates each other always says "it's mutual and we all still love each other, blah blah blah". Powderburn is like a big Mafia family - once you're in, you're in. Don't be surprised if you see Josh behind the soundboard or jamming a song onstage once in awhile, just like Joel Reyes (we can't get rid of him either, he's like herpes, but herpes that can play drums well, heh). But seriously, the Homegrown show is an ending of sorts, but don't be too sad for Josh. He's got a whole different career that he is VERY good at to look forward to, and he'll still be around, begging you to buy his poor ass a crown and coke.

Secondly, and very importantly - let me assure you of this in a large font so you know I'm serious - POWDERBURN IS NOT BREAKING UP! We have had some advance notice of Josh's wishes for some time, and we've been going through the process of auditioning guitarists not only to find someone who can play well, but will fit right into this crazy family we have going on. We will have some news on that front in the very near future, so keep checking back.

We thank everyone who commented and wished Josh well. I know it means a lot to him, and it definitely means a lot to us that so many of you care. So, rock on, we'll see you on the 5th, and we will have a lot to celebrate about in '08! Later!

- Patrick

Monday, December 3, 2007


(December 3rd, 2007)

It is with a heavy heart that Powderburn makes the following announcement - lead guitarist Josh Klayman is parting ways with the band. The following is a personal note from Josh to the fans that have supported the band that he helped create many years ago:

Hey everyone, I just wanna let you all know that the 5th of December will be my final show with Powderburn at the Red Eyed Fly. It's been almost 9 years since I started this thing and its been awesome. However, I fit into this industry on the production side of things as well as the performance side and I'd like to give some other avenues a try that I don't have time to do while in Powderburn. I will still be playing live with most likely a couple bands so I'll keep everyone posted on where to catch me live in 2008! I really wanna thank everyone who ever came and saw us, bought me a beer, sang a song with me onstage, bought a cd or shirt, and basically everyone who helped us in any way.

See you on the 5th!!!


The remaining members of Powderburn, Greg Enkler, Ken Lockman, and Patrick Swift stated the following. "Learning that Josh wanted to leave was a hard thing to understand but over the last few months we've spent numerous hours talking about this and while it's still extremely sad to see him go, we all believe it's for the best thing for everyone. One thing all 4 of us have always agreed on is that things happen for a reason and we believe this change is no exception. It goes without saying though that whoever replaces him with have some big shoes to fill, both musically and personally."

As Josh stated the final Powderburn show with him in the lead guitar role will be the 101X Homegrown show at the Red Eyed Fly in Austin, Texas, on December 5th. The band will play at 11:30 and it's $5 to get in. We strongly urge anyone who has followed this band for any length of time to come out and support Josh in his last moments with the band, and his first moments on his new path.

Powderburn will soon release more information on its lineup change at:


Due to the lineup change Powderburn will be unable to perform on 12/7 in Houston and 12/8 in Brownsville.
The band however will be playing on 12/12 in Austin in Round 5 of the Bodog Battle.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Jagermeister needs your help!!

Jagermeister needs your help!!

The Jagermeister Mobile Stage has been nominated for the first ever Billboard Magazine Concert Marketing and Promotion Award. If you are a fan of rock and metal, you probably know that the Jagermeister stage toured with Ozzfest this past year. Plus, Jagermeister sponsors a lot of cool rock and metal bands from all over the US.

Please take a quick moment and click on the link below and vote for the JAGERMEISTER mobile stage. You can vote as many times as you like, and NO registration of any kind is necessary. So please vote now and often, and help support a brand that is fully supportive of all the music that we all love.

Here is the website to go to:

Let's help the good folks at JAGERMEISTER win this award!! Thanks for your help!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007



Powderburn releases concept video for Perfect Line

Perfect Line
WMP High | Youtube

(September 25, 2007) - It has been eight months since Texas metal band Powderburn released their benchmark CD/DVD Echoed In Red. The title track and Here and After have made their presence known on the band's website, along with social networking sites like MySpace, Fuzz, and Virb.

Now, the band has just released its first foray into the concept video. In conjunction with the innovative Austin production company Mercenary Mediums, the video for Perfect Line is now available on the band's website, in the download section, and a lower quality version on is available on The song itself is now also available to hear on the band's myspace page.

"The video for this song is deliberately weird and obtuse", says drummer Patrick Swift, "We wanted a very open-ended idea because we always prefer someone to get their own ideas from what we create. It makes it belong to everyone that way, as opposed to just our own egos".

The video release precludes a much-anticipated trip to the Big Apple - New York City. The band is performing a showcase at Crash Mansion, a club in the infamous Greenwich Village. The show is all ages and the band performs at 10pm.

For more information on the show or the latest news, go to:

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Powderburn to play in NYC on 9/27/07

2007_9_27 It's official! The band based in Texas, yet composed mainly of members from NY/NJ, are finally returning home to play a show @ Crash Mansion on Thursday, September 27th.

As most of you know we've been playing in the south, mainly in TX, for many years now so needless to say we're excited to show NY what we've been crafting all this time....not to mention we're going to consume an illegal amount of pizza.

We fully expect all of our friends, fans, family, baby mommas, homeless people we've given money to, and acquaintances, to be in attendance or we reserve the right to no longer count you as friends, fans, family or homeless. :) We know that not all of you live near the city. But seriously, do whatever you need to do to get there. We've been working like crazy and this show is very important to us on many many levels....take my word for it. So call out sick, skip school, find babysitters (although the show is all ages :), car pool, run a lemonade stand to raise money, and enjoy a nice trip to the city with friends in the fall of 2007 to drink free liquor and witness a band that's 10x better live than on CD. Did I mention we're traveling 28 hours to get there?!

Here's all the details!

Show Time: Thursday September 27, 2007 - 8:00 PM
Venue Name: Crash Mansion
Address: 199 Bowery
City: New York
State: New York
Country: US
Zip Code: 10002
Cost: $10 over 21 $15 under 21

Free whiskey from 8pm-9pm

Powderburn hits the stage at 10pm

All Ages Welcome!
$10 over 21
$15 under 21

Crash Mansion
199 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
(212) 982-7767

Monday, August 27, 2007

Powderburn to play ME Television's Pajama Party

Powderburn to play ME Television's Pajama Party

(August 27th, 2007) - The Austin, Texas-based band Powderburn are veterans of every kind of show there is, and now they can add a fashion show to the list. The band is honored to announce that they have been personally invited by the Austin-based music network ME Television to be one of three bands involved in the First Annual "Back to School" Pajama Party and Fashion Show, scheduled for September 9th, 2007.

Check out the commercial!

Emmy Robbin and JJ Castillo, the on-air personalities who host ME's "Red River Rocks" show, have been tapped to host this inaugural event that includes a fashion show from Upstairs/Downstairs and makeup from Ultimate Face Cosmetics, and the pajama party itself, sponsored by Budweiser, food from local businesses, and live music from Clap! Clap!, The Dirty Hearts, and Powderburn. All band performances will be filmed and aired as episodes of ME Live on October 9th and 10th on ME Television.

The event is by invitation-only, but ME Television is providing the opportunity to attend this event (and possibly see Powderburn perform in zip-up, footie pajamas) to people 21 and up.

For your chance to see the taping, go to:

For more information on ME Television, go to:
For more information about Powderburn, go to

Thursday, July 5, 2007

New Tshirts now available online

New Tshirts now available online
The shirts below are now available for purchase online! Some of these designs were previously only available at shows. To purchase, or to check size availability, click here or the 'store' link at the bottom of this webpage.

To purchase, or to check size availability, click here or the 'store' link at the bottom of this webpage.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Powderburn to play with HELLYEAH and SOIL

Powderburn to play with HELLYEAH and SOIL

(May 23rd, 2007) - HELLYEAH, the new band featuring former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott alongside members of MUDVAYNE and NOTHINGFACE will launch the "Fire It Up" tour on May 20 in Baltimore before heading over to Australia and making its way to England for an appearance at this year's Download festival.

Joining HELLYEAH in Corpus Christi, TX on June 5th will be SOIL and Jagermeister sponsored band POWDERBURN . "Hellyeah is a metal supergroup and we're honored to be playing with them! Not to mention the first real concert I ever attended was a Pantera concert so needless to say it's a great feeling to be on the same stage as Vinnie Paul."

Tickets are available at:

For more info on Powderburn check out:

For more info on Jagermeister check out:

Monday, April 16, 2007



Austin, Texas (April 16, 2007) - Metal/hard rock artist Powderburn is pleased to announce that they are joining the Spring Edition of the Jagermeister Music Tour, featuring platinum-selling artist Stone Sour. The shows are Tuesday, April 17, at the Palladium in Dallas, and Wednesday, April 18th, at Sunset Station in San Antonio.

Also sharing the stage will be metal artists Lacuna Coil and Shadow’s Fall, who will be trading slots throughout the length of the tour. Drummer Patrick Swift says, "Lacuna Coil is one of my favorite bands ever, and on the American end of things, it doesn't get much better than Stone Sour or Shadows Fall....especially for the type of music we play." Powderburn will be opening the show each of the two dates in Texas around 7pm so fans are encouraged to get there early.

Powderburn will continue its own run of dates across Texas to Rock City, Houston, and McAllen after their stint on the Jagermeister Music Tour. The band has been touring regionally in support of their latest release, "Echoed in Red", a six-track EP/DVD.

For more info on the Jagermeister shows check out:

For more info on Powderburn check out: or

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Powderburn wins "Best Metal Band" for the 4th time

Powderburn Wins 4th Austin Music Award
Photo by: Tobias Robertson

Austin, Texas (March 18th, 2007) - Hard rock artist POWDERBURN is pleased to announce that the band has won Best Metal Band in their native Austin's annual Music Awards event for the fourth time.

The Austin Music Awards are held every year on March 15th, to coincide with the start of the world-famous South By Southwest Festival, a four-day event that brings bands, industry people, filmmakers, and thousands of fans from all corners of the world into Austin to celebrate music, art, and films of every genre.

With so much focus on out-of-town bands during South By Southwest, the Austin Music Awards are Austin's way of putting the spotlight on native bands, and POWDERBURN was in the spotlight again, accepting the first award of the night for Best Metal Band. "The award is given out solely based on fan voting through the Austin Chronicle," says drummer Patrick Swift, "which makes it that much better to have won four times now. We love our fans, and they support us right back. It's just amazing."

POWDERBURN accepted their award and had to immediately leave the festivites to make it to their show at the Heart of Texas Quadrupule Bypass stage at Spill Bar.

Video of POWDERBURN accepting their award and briefly hanging out in the backstage area is available at, following this link.

Fresh off the Austin Music Award win and the completion of South By Southwest, POWDERBURN is rehearsing for their inclusion in the Jagermeister Spring Tour with Stone Sour, Lacuna Coil, and Shadows Fall.

To view the winners in all categories check out the Austin Chronicle at:

To find out more about POWDERBURN, go to: or

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Powderburn invited to play at the "Get Thrashed" Movie Premiere!

"Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", is the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, will have its North American premiere on Sunday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. as part of the 2007 Texas Rock Fest. This will be a free rooftop screening at the Wave in Austin, Texas, which is located at 406 E 6th St. After the screening, Austin's finest local metal bands, such as Powderburn, Course of Ruin, and Force Fed will be performing. The sreening will be followed with Q&A with director Rick Ernst from MTV2.

"Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" had its world premiere at the 2006 Raindance Film Festival in London. The documentary screened on October 3 at the CineWorld, Trocadero Centre, Piccadilly, London. Director Rick Ernst, a longtime freelance producer for MTV, was on hand at the event. Check out pictures from the screening at An interview with Ernst can be found here.

"Get Thrashed" will include interviews with the following musicians/music industry personnel:
Phil Anselmo (PANTERA)
Chris Jericho (FOZZY)
Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)
Jon & Marsha Zazula (Megaforce Records)
Ian Christe ("Sound of the Beast")
Steven Blush ("American Hardcore")
Eddie Trunk (VH1 Classic)
Ron Quintana (Rampage Radio)

For more info on Get Thrashed:
For more info on Powderburn:

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Powderburn nominated for Best Local Austin Band by Study Breaks Magazine

Powederburn has been nominated for Best Local Austin Band by Study Breaks Magazine. Readers determine who wins by voting online at

The contest is called the Tongue Award. Readers must register at before they can vote.

Click the link below to vote for Powderburn:

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 gives "Echoed In Red" 4 out of 5 stars!

Echoed in Red is a strong and compact EP with 6 energetic power metal tracks. Powder Burn gets you started with the title track "Echoed in Red", it contains an enormous catchy drive. All of the songs are quite lyrics orientated and some of them do remind me of Linkin Park, when it comes to the explosive energy. There are even some moments on Echoed in Red that make the 80s hardrock come alive for a short while.

The guitar playing is overall quite indestructible , but it has it's lush moments also. These lush moments make Echoed in Red a well balanced album for those who like to hear instruments being "tortured" on one hand and on the other hand also like to hear exceptionally refreshing sounds from the guitars and percussion.

All the songs are written before there were lyrics, except the song "Oceans" where the lyrics came first. The intro of "Oceans" is kind of a short break, what seems to be a resting point on the cd, but in fact it's a prelude to another outrageous outburst, I think it has something to do with the story behind the lyrics. Well just watch the DVD and you'll know what I mean ;-)

Though there are no keyboards credited on Echoed in Red there is a marvelous intro on "Here and After" something that asks for more.....


Powderburn featured at

The band has been featured this month at the UK based website

Check out the article here:

Monday, February 19, 2007

Trivium, Shadows Fall, Megadeth, Powderburn, Metallica and more!

Powderburn's single "Echoed In Red" was chosen for the newest podcast from The Auditory Display Of Power, a website that features "The Best Heavy Metal Podcast. From Old School To The New Breed"

Check out the playlist here, Powderburn is played in between Demon Hunter and Type O Negative:

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Beyonce and Powderburn

Insite Magazine, based in Austin, TX has published an entertaining Powderburn interview in their February 2007 issue which features Beyonce on the cover.

To read the interview go to: and then click on 'music' on the left hand side.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

It's that time

The 2006 Austin Music poll is now online, ready for you to cast your vote. Please take a few minutes and vote for Powderburn as the “Best Peforming Band - Metal”. Voting ends on January 26th and the results will be announced in mid March at the Austin Music Awards.

(Note: You do not need to be from Austin or need to fill out all of the categories in order to submit your vote…simply fill out how ever many you wish)

To vote, go to:

Powderburn has been voted the #1 Metal Band 3 times in the past; all thanks to the overwhelming fan support from across the globe! Let’s make it 4 and prove to Austin, TX once again just how dedicated and supportive the Powderburn fans are all over the world.

Powderburn is:
Ken Lockman – Vocals/Guitar
Josh Klayman – Guitar/Vocals
Greg Enkler – Bass/Vocals
Patrick Swift - Drums

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Ken says: Thank you brave souls

I just wanted to thank everyone who came out the cd release party last night in Austin and braved the weather! Although many many people couldn't make it, we still had a blast with those of you that did.

For those of you that don't know there is "Ice Storm 2007" on it's way to Austin and the news stations warned people to stay home last night. Just our luck! haha. But seriously, thanks to those of you that made it out anyway and to those that didn't, no worries. We'd much rather you be safe than driving on some icy highways. I know how you Texas drivers are in wintry conditions! haha.

Our next Austin show is is 1/31 @ Redrum and is hosted by 101x and it will be all ages and only $1.01 to get in.

My guess is that we'll get a foot of snow that day! ;)


P.S. Hope you're enjoying the new website! Drop by the new forum, located under "fans" and leave us some comments.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

CD Release Party

Come celebrate the release of "Echoed In Red". The new CD/DVD from Powderburn. The band will be playing an all ages show at Antones tonight (Jan 13th). Free giveaways all night long! Doors @8

Powderburn with
Broken Teeth
Kritie KIll
& the Artillery

Doors open @ 8pm
All Ages $10

Antones Info:

(512) 320-8424
213 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

If you can't make it to the show you can order the new cd HERE!

Enjoy the new website created by Walker Walmus for Mercenary Mediums.

More News as it comes.